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Community Meetings On Best Use of New School Funds Begin

By Kyla Calvert For the first time in years, budget planning for San Diego Unified School District could include adding programs and services instead of cutting them. When Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled his proposal for next year’s budget, it included … Continue reading

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Doctors Praise Governor’s Move, But Say Medi-Cal Pay Still Too Low

By Kenny Goldberg California Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget eliminates a planned 10 percent Medi-Cal payment cut that was to be retroactive to 2011. But it still preserves a 10 percent cut to Medi-Cal rates going forward. Approximately 8.5 million … Continue reading

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Gov. Brown’s Formula for Funding Neediest School Districts

By Will Carless Now that the state’s budget deficit has been taken care of, Gov. Jerry Brown is on another mission. He wants to radically reform the way California school districts are funded, taking decision-making out of the hands of … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: Brown’s Budget Patches Tattered Safety Net

By Megan Burks Brown’s Budget Patches Tattered Safety Net Thursday’s budget release was good news for low-income Californians and safety net providers. In a departure from last year, Gov. Brown proposed increases to CalWORKS welfare-to-work and childcare programs. He also … Continue reading

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Brown Proposes Restructuring School Funds to Benefit Low-Income Students

By Kyla Calvert Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed budget would start five years of increases to California’s K-12 funding. It would bring an increase of $2.7 billion next year and dramatically change the way that funding is delivered. Much of the … Continue reading

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Shorter School Year Could Hit Immigrant Families Hardest

By Will Carless If anyone in San Diego knows the value of education, it’s Fatima Abdelrahman. Five years ago, Abdelrahman arrived in City Heights from Darfur, Sudan, with her five children. None of her kids had ever been to school … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: Lawmakers Patch Safety Net, But Big Holes Remain

By Megan Burks Lawmakers Patch Safety Net, But Big Holes Remain State Democrats and Gov. Jerry Brown reached a budget deal yesterday that softens the governor’s proposed hits to welfare and public health programs, but still means big changes for … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: Students Raise Thousands for Cancer Research

By Megan Burks Latinos Worse Off Than African Americans When It Comes to Health Coverage A recent poll by National Public Radio, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health found Latinos are most likely to … Continue reading

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Governor’s Revised Budget Cuts California’s Safety Net

By Kenny Goldberg Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised budget calls for new cuts to California’s safety net. The plan cuts health-care programs for the elderly and the poor. The governor’s proposal takes a $1.2 billion bite out of Medi-Cal. It calls … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: Fast-Filling Jails and a Tax-Initiative Smorgasbord

By Megan Burks State Could Miss Realignment Deadline Despite Fast-Filling County Jails KPBS reported this week county jails are filling up faster than expected under AB 109 and could reach capacity by October. A planned jail expansion won’t be completed … Continue reading

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